If you're counting Elijah Dukes and Lastings Milledge, who were in the "prospects hitting unexpectedly low ceilings" phase, as "reclamation projects," then I would definitely feel justified calling Tyler Clippard a "reclamation project." He had hit his ceiling as a 4.90 ERA starting pitcher when we got our hands on him, and was doomed to a career with far less major-league time than Milledge has had since. I'd also feel justified including Michael Morse: two years ago, he was even more of a Future Failure than Milledge. Doug Slaten was picked up off waivers after posting a 7.11 ERA in Arizona.
If you're counting Nyjer Morgan and Wily Mo Pena as reclamation projects, even though we acquired them when they were good
, watched them deteriorate, and then got rid of them rather than investing in an actual
reclamation phase, then I'd feel justified including Luis Atilano and Ryan Mattheus, whom we grabbed off Tommy John. Heck, if Morgan and Pena count as trying to build something out of scraps, why not toss in Jesus Flores?
So, either your definition of reclamation guys is too broad, or we actually have some.